Bundaberg | Things to do

Get ready to relax in Bundy (as the local’s call it). This family-friendly region marks the start of the Southern Great Barrier Reef with undiscovered islands offshore and nesting turtles at Mon Repos on the mainland. Plus, if you’re of age, you can take a sip of an Australian favourite at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. 

Turtles

The Mon Repos Conservation Park, in Bargara, north-east of Bundaberg, is one of Australia’s most important turtle breeding sites. See these endangered creatures come ashore to nest on the beaches from November to January, then watch as the babies hatch and make their way to the sea from February to March. 

Southern Great Barrier Reef

The Southern Great Barrier Reef begins in the clear waters off Bundaberg. Go off the grid at Lady Elliot Island, a remote coral cay with a single eco-friendly resort focused on conservation. Swim with manta rays and turtles that visit the calm waters or learn to scuba dive at one of the island’s 20 dive sites.

Farm to Table

Bundaberg’s rich red soil and sunny skies make for a foodie paradise. Sample famous Bundaberg Rum and Ginger Beer at the local distillery and brewery, and eat your fill of fresh oysters, crab, scallops and fish from the local fishing boats. Sample a huge selection of goodies at the weekly RiverFeast Markets, or time your visit to attend the Bundy Flavours and Winterfeast Farmers Market in July.

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Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Mon Repos Conservation Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$27.45 - 66.15
Mon Repos Turtle Centre reopened 13 June 2020. Opening hours: 10am to 2pm, seven days a week. Please visit their website or contact the business for everything you need to know before you visit. No visit to Mon Repos is complete without a stop at the turtle centre.

Alexandra Park, Playground and Zoo

Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Nestled on the banks of the Burnett River on Quay Street, Alexandra Park offers a playground for all ages under the shade of large trees. The kids can play on the playground or run in the large open spaces.

Sharon

Sharon, Bundaberg Area
Situated approximately eight kilometres out of Bundaberg towards Gin Gin is the small town of Sharon. The Sharon Gorge is a further four kilometres along the highway, and is home to a tranquil area with rainforests, ferns, palms and orchids.

Mon Repos Conservation Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
***Note: In response to COVID-19, Mon Repos Turtle Centre is Closed until further notice.*** Mon Repos Conservation Park is a quiet coastal oasis where you can enjoy walking and cycling tracks and experience the wonder of a turtle encounter.

Lake Cania

Monto, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
Lake Cania is situated north of the Cania Gorge National Park about 11 kilometres from the Cania Gorge Picnic Area. The lake sits on the banks of Three Moon Creek which is a tributary of the Burnett River.

Woodgate Beach Park and Playground

Woodgate, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Woodgate Beach boasts 16 kilometres of white sandy beaches surrounded by 20,000 hectares of National Park. The Woodgate Beach Park and Playground is located on the waterfront offering stunning views of the coastline.

Mount Walsh National Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
Spectacular exposed granite outcrops and cliffs rise to 703 metres above sea level in this rugged park. Mount Walsh and The Bluff Mount at the northern end of the park are prominent landmarks in the Biggenden area.

Bargara

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
You may be mistaken for thinking you have flown into a tropical paradise upon arrival at Bargara. Palm trees line the foreshore, the Southern Great Barrier Reef stretches out before you, and the climate is just like Hawaii - it's time to kick back and relax.

South Kolan

South Kolan, Bundaberg Area
South Kolan is en route to Gin Gin and is home to the Mystery Craters just 20 minutes from the Bundaberg city center. There is a small community that reside there and school services for primary aged children.

Mon Repos

Mon Repos, Bundaberg Area
Home of the nesting and hatching turtles six months of the year this 6km stretch of beach is a secluded cove of beautiful coastline. Closed off to the public at night during turtle season, November-March, you can get up close and personal with these ancient mariners on a Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, a must for any visitor.
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